Dear Friends,

The East Valley Jewish Community Center (EVJCC) is united with the entire Jewish community – and all people dedicated to peace – in condemning Saturday’s act of violence.

We stand together with all people who oppose hatred and bigotry. We are united as a people, as a community, in support of love, friendship, peace and acceptance. This tragedy will not define us; we will not let hate win.

The EVJCC will continue all of its programs and events because we are committed to our community, we are committed to our children, we are committed to activism and we are committed to peace.

At the EVJCC, security has always been of the utmost importance. We are unique in that we use a secure badge system and know everyone who walks through our doors. We have a strong partnership with the Chandler Police Department as well as other local, state and federal security agencies. We work with these community partners and others to ensure the continued safety of our center and all the people who walk through our doors.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me at

Rabbi Michael Beyo, EVJCC CEO

George Goffman, President of the Board
Hadassah Baldinger, Assistant Executive Director
Pam Morris, ECLC Director
UPDATE: An East Valley Community Vigil will be held at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30, at Temple Emanuel of Tempe, 5801 S. Rural Road, Tempe. Call 480-838-1414.

Please join multiple East Valley Jewish institutions and representatives from the City of Chandler at Temple Emanuel of Tempe.

We will not be cowered by Saturday’s act of hate and anti-Semitism. Come and share your support for our community as we stand united.